|Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 016 - Various|
Librivox recording of LibriVox Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 016 by AUTHOR. Read by LibriVox volunteers. A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, A collection of short nonfiction works in the public domain. The selections included in this collection were independently chosen by the readers, and the topics encompass history, science, literature, sports, education, humor, philosophy, nature and religion...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; nonfiction; essays; history; politics; literature; boxing; education; humor; philosophy; memory; nature; religion; atheism; Foote; Bakunin; poetry; Eliot; Maxwell; McKinley; business; Baden-Powell, Dana; Watts; Titanic; London Times
Downloads: 11,087 (2 reviews)
|The Escape of a Princess Pat - George Pearson|
Librivox recording of The Escape of a Princess Pat to celebrate Remembrance Day 2008.(OK so we are a little ahead of Schedule) Being the full account of the capture and fifteen months' imprisonment of Corporal Edwards, of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and his final escape from Germany into Holland. Summary from Book title. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; history; Canada; WW I
Downloads: 10,189 (2 reviews)
|Robert O'Hara Burke - Andrew Jackson|
LibriVox recording of Robert O’Hara Burke, by Andrew Jackson. Read by Chris Chapman and Magdalena. A non-fictional account of Burke and Wills’s 1860 expedition to cross the Australian continent from south to north and then return. Containing many excerpts from the diaries and accounts of the explorers, this book was published the year after the expedition met its disastrous end. (description written by trioptimum) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reade...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; history; Australia; Australian; expedition; adventure; non-fiction; exploration
Downloads: 6,522 (2 reviews)
|A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (version 2) - Mark Twain|
LibriVox recording of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is an 1889 novel by American humorist and writer Mark Twain. The work is a very early example of time travel in literature, anticipating by six years H. G. Wells' The Time Machine of 1895 (however, unlike Wells, Twain does not give any real explanation of his protagonist's traveling in time)...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobooks; humor; time travel; twain; adventure
Downloads: 87,197 (3 reviews)
|Fiend's Delight by Ambrose Bierce - Roy Trumbull|
Amrose Bierce was a newspaper reporter and writer with a very dark twisted sense of humor. He went to Mexico during the Mexican Revolution and was never heard from again. His story was told in the movie "Old Gringo".
Keywords: Bierce; Fiend's Delight; humor
Downloads: 1,222 (3 reviews)
|The Coming Race - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton|
LibriVox recording of The Coming Race, by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton. Read by Maire Rhode. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton (1803-1873) was an English novelist, poet, playright, and politician. Lord Lytton was a florid, popular writer of his day, who coined such phrases as "the great unwashed", "pursuit of the almighty dollar", "the pen is mightier than the sword", and the infamous incipit "It was a dark and stormy night." Despite his popularity in his heyday, today hi...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; science fiction; sci-fi; Vril-ya
Downloads: 29,744 (4 reviews)
|The Lodger - Marie Belloc Lowndes|
LibriVox recording of The Lodger, by Marie Belloc Lowndes. Read by Lee Ann Howlett. The Lodger by Marie Belloc Lowndes was inspired by the Jack the Ripper murders. An older couple, the Buntings, are forced to take in lodgers to make ends meet. They are on the verge of starvation when a mysterious man, Mr. Sleuth, appears at their door and asks for lodging, paying in advance. However, when the murders of young women in London attributed to a man known only as "The Avenger" continue, the Buntings,...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; mystery; Avenger; Lowndes
Downloads: 25,190 (6 reviews)
|An Introduction to Metaphysics - Henri Bergson|
LibriVox recording of An Introduction to Metaphysics, by Henri Bergson. Translated by T.E. Hulme. An Introduction to Metaphysics (Introduction a la Metaphysique) is a 1903 essay by Henri Bergson that explores the concept of reality. For Bergson, reality occurs not in a series of discrete states but as a process similar to that described by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. Reality is fluid and cannot be completely understood through reductionistic analysis, which he said "implies that we go arou...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; metaphysics; philosophy; intuition; reality
Downloads: 27,538 (5 reviews)
|The Parenticide Club - Ambrose Bierce|
Librivox recording of The Parenticide Club, by Ambrose Bierce. Read by Peter Yearsley. Includes four stories: My favorite murder -- Oil of Dog -- An Imperfect Conflagration -- The Hypnotist. For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audiobooks, or to become a volunteer reader, please visit librivox.org...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature
Downloads: 33,065 (7 reviews)
|The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan|
Librivox recording of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his famous detective. They were originally published in the Strand Magazine from July 1891 to June 1892. The title character was named after famous American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available)...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; Holmes; adventure; Doyle
Downloads: 2,321,039 (18 reviews)